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2nd Banana 1-18-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2 #1u



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inBloom, Clever, and Student Privacy: More “Big Data” Considerations | deutsch29
inBloom, Clever, and Student Privacy: More “Big Data” Considerations | deutsch29: inBloom, Clever, and Student Privacy: More “Big Data” ConsiderationsJanuary 12, 2014My last few posts have focused on the issue of student data collection, storing, and potential dissemination to “education vendors.” Meanwhile, I have also been reading about the call to separate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


First Common Core Math Materials Adopted - Year 2014 + Community Eligibility Provision (CA Dept of Education)
First Common Core Math Materials Adopted - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Adoptionof First Mathematics Materials Aligned to the Common Core SACRAMENTO—School districts now have a list of more than 30 instructional materials to choose from that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, State Superintendent of Public Instruction To







Nite Cap 1-16-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPJust Another Cheerleader for Privatization and Corporate Ed Deform???Why we march | Parents United for Public EducationWhy we march | Parents United for Public Education: Why we marchPosted on January 16, 2014 by HELENGYMLeave a commentTomorrow,

K-12 News Network | A Closer Look at Common Core’s ‘Close Reading’ Strategy Reveals Deep Flaws
K-12 News Network | A Closer Look at Common Core’s ‘Close Reading’ Strategy Reveals Deep Flaws: A Closer Look at Common Core’s ‘Close Reading’ Strategy Reveals Deep Flawsadmin January 14, 2014 Common Core, Educators, Los Angeles, School Boards, State Education Law 0Special to K-12 News Network, from Coleen Bondy. She is in her eighth year teaching English and journalism at an LAUSD Title One high

Nite Cap 1-13-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPCTU’s Karen Lewis: Make your own honey to save public schools | Reclaim ReformCTU’s Karen Lewis: Make your own honey to save public schools | Reclaim Reform: CTU’s Karen Lewis: Make your own honey to save public schoolsPosted on January 13, 2014b

Morning Wink 1-15-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-15-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Marc Epstein: The Disaster of Bloomberg’s Control of the SchoolsMarc Epstein, a teacher for many years at Jamaica High School (targeted for closure) here describes the Bloomberg years in anew Yo

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 1-16-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMArizona Hopes New Charter Schools Can Lift Poor Phoenix AreaA movement in Phoenix to open 25 high-performing schools in the next five years is focused on test scores in the growing Latino population.    33 by By FERNANDA SANTO... / 3h De Blasio, a Critic of Charter Schools, May Need Them for His Pre-K AgendaMayor de Blasio is looking for
Morning Wink 1-17-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-17-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Why Outsourcing to For-Profit Enterprises is Bad Public PolicyAn organization called “In the Public Interest” keeps tabs on the scams that private entrepreneurs foist on the public sector, often

Nite Cap 1-13-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPCTU’s Karen Lewis: Make your own honey to save public schools | Reclaim ReformCTU’s Karen Lewis: Make your own honey to save public schools | Reclaim Reform: CTU’s Karen Lewis: Make your own honey to save public schoolsPosted on January 13, 2014b


Address Bad Ed Policy and School-to-prison Pipeline - MN2020 Hindsight
Address Bad Ed Policy and School-to-prison Pipeline - MN2020 Hindsight: Address Bad Ed Policy and School-to-prison PipelineBy Sarah Lahm, Hindsight Community Fellow, January 17, 2014 at 9:30 amCan we tackle the school-to-prison pipeline without also addressing bad education policy?According to a recent news report, the Obama Administration wants the nation’s schools to abandon “…overly zealous dis
Nite Cap 1-16-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPPA Gov. Cancels School Visit to Avoid Protesters | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and OpportunityPA Gov. Cancels School Visit to Avoid Protesters | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform fo

FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Fensterwald: State Board patiently listens, then quickly passes regs for funding lawEducation HeadlinesFCMAT provides links to California K-12 news stories as a service to the industry. However, some stories may not be accessible because of newspapers' subscription policies.Friday, January 17, 2014Federal probe in San Ysidro gets seriousThe d
Morning Wink 1-17-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-17-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Why Outsourcing to For-Profit Enterprises is Bad Public PolicyAn organization called “In the Public Interest” keeps tabs on the scams that private entrepreneurs foist on the public sector, often
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-17-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Why Outsourcing to For-Profit Enterprises is Bad Public PolicyAn organization called “In the Public Interest” keeps tabs on the scams that private entrepreneurs foist on the public sector, often in collusion with public officials who contract out important public services. This report documents the coast-to-coast failure of handing

1-17-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education: Why it Will Be Main Stream Republicans – And Not the Tea Party – Which Will Sink Common CoreIts was easy for everyone to dismiss the early opposition to Common Core Standards as crack-pot tea party stuff when it came from Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck. To be sure, the r


Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 1-16-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMArizona Hopes New Charter Schools Can Lift Poor Phoenix AreaA movement in Phoenix to open 25 high-performing schools in the next five years is focused on test scores in the growing Latino population.    33 by By FERNANDA SANTO... / 3h De Blasio, a Critic of Charter Schools, May Need Them for His Pre-K AgendaMayor de Blasio is looking for
The Problems with the Common Core Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública
Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: The Problems with the Common CoreBy Stan Karp This is a revised version of a talk on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) delivered in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 20, 2013. The CCSS have been adopted by 46 states and are currently being implemented in school districts throughout the United States.MICHAEL DUFFYThe trouble with the Com
Nite Cap 1-16-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPJust Another Cheerleader for Privatization and Corporate Ed Deform???Why we march | Parents United for Public EducationWhy we march | Parents United for Public Education: Why we marchPosted on January 16, 2014 by HELENGYMLeave a commentTomorrow,
In Age of School Shootings, Lockdown Drills Are the New Duck-and-Cover - NYTimes.com
In Age of School Shootings, Lockdown Drills Are the New Duck-and-Cover - NYTimes.com: In Age of School Shootings, Lockdown Drills Are the New Duck-and-CoverStudents were reunited with families following a shooting at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, N.M. Mark Wilson/ReutersThe bomb threat was just a hoax, but officials at Hebron High School near Dallas took no chances: School officials called th

Progressive Voices, New Media: A Louisiana Social Media and Blogging Summit | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
Progressive Voices, New Media: A Louisiana Social Media and Blogging Summit | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsProgressive Voices, New Media: A Louisiana Social Media and Blogging SummitPosted on January 16, 20140Greetings my Crawfishalonians!Are any of you feeling despondent over not being able to meet me in person or hear me speak in front of real peo
President Obama: Just Another Cheerleader for Privatization and Corporate Ed Deform???
Remarks by the President and First Lady at College Opportunity Summit | The White House: Remarks by the President and First Lady at College Opportunity SummitSouth Court AuditoriumEisenhower Executive Office Building11:37 A.M. ESTMRS. OBAMA:  Good morning.  Thank you, everyone.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  You guys rest yourselves.  Thank you so much. It is really great to be here
Christie and Koch in Cahoots? It's Time to Subpoena the Committee for Our Children's Future
Christie and Koch in Cahoots? It's Time to Subpoena the Committee for Our Children's Future: Christie and Koch in Cahoots? It's Time to Subpoena the Committee for Our Children's FutureThursday, 16 January 2014 11:26By Greg Palast, Truthout | News Analysis7font size   Print Email New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued his "New Jersey Comeback" theme at a town hall meeting held at the We
Should Mayor de Blasio Unravel Bloomberg's Reforms? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com
Should Mayor de Blasio Unravel Bloomberg's Reforms? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com: Should Mayor de Blasio Unravel Bloomberg’s Reforms?INTRODUCTIONMayor Bill de Blasio and his new schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, tour the Bronx School of Young Leaders. Ozier Muhammad/The New York TimesLast month, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Carmen Fariña schools chancellor. The appointment of this 40-year vetera
Morning Wink 1-16-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-16-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Jeff Bryant on “The Truth About Charter Schools”Jeff Bryant, director of the Education Opportunity Network, here catalogues the abuses that have become all too common in the world of charter sch
1-16-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: More Good Martin Luther King, Jr. ResourcesEven though we’ll be officially recognizing Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday, his real birthday is today. Here are two excellent resources I’m adding to The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King: MLK Was a Revolutionary, Not Just a Dreamer is from The Root. Dr.
Will there be an actual election to replace retiring Sacramento County Supervisor Jimmie Yee? - Sacramento News & Review -
Sacramento News & Review - Will there be an actual election to replace retiring Sacramento County Supervisor Jimmie Yee? - Bites - Opinions - January 16, 2014: Will there be an actual election to replace retiring Sacramento County Supervisor Jimmie Yee?So far, candidate Patrick Kennedy is in a one-man raceBy Cosmo Garvin cosmog@newsreview.comRead 1 reader submitted commentThis article was publ

Paul Horton: History Matters: The C3 Social Studies Standards are Fool's Gold - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Paul Horton: History Matters: The C3 Social Studies Standards are Fool's Gold - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Paul Horton: History Matters: The C3 Social Studies Standards are Fool's GoldBy Anthony Cody on January 16, 2014 5:52 AMGuest post by Paul Horton. I could not but help get a little hot around the collar the first time I read the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)


Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 1-15-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMMichelle Rhee: Chicken?This is hilarious:Michelle Rhee’s call this morning at 10:25 on Twitter, saying “I’m around for a bit, does anyone have any questions for me?” was like dumping pretzels on a beach filled with hungry seagulls.The Twitterverse lit up with questions that came fast and furious, and overwhelmingly from critics of Rhee,


First Common Core Math Materials Adopted - Year 2014 + Community Eligibility Provision (CA Dept of Education)
First Common Core Math Materials Adopted - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Adoptionof First Mathematics Materials Aligned to the Common Core SACRAMENTO—School districts now have a list of more than 30 instructional materials to choose from that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, State Superintendent of Public Instruction To


Nite Cap 1-15-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPempathyeducates – Americans With and Without Children Can Get Similar Life Satisfactionempathyeducates – Americans With and Without Children Can Get Similar Life Satisfaction: Americans With and Without Children Can Get Similar Life SatisfactionA



War on Poverty Helps the Youngest Children, But We Can Do More | First Focus
War on Poverty Helps the Youngest Children, But We Can Do More | First Focus: War on Poverty Helps the Youngest Children, But We Can Do MoreBy Kevin LindseyJanuary 15, 2014This is the second in a series of First Focus blog posts commemorating the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty and offering modern ways to continue fighting child poverty. The first blog in the series can be found here.Last w
The influence of Michelle Rhee and Chris Christie: Education reformers’ revolving door - Salon.com
The influence of Michelle Rhee and Chris Christie: Education reformers’ revolving door - Salon.com: The influence of Michelle Rhee and Chris Christie: Education reformers’ revolving doorNew group probes connections between for-profit education corporations and federal policymakersJOSH EIDELSON A new progressive education group, formed to fight business-backed bipartisan education reform consensus,
SKrashen: Comments on "Arne Duncan: School Expectations Are Too Low in the United States"
SKrashen: Comments on "Arne Duncan: School Expectations Are Too Low in the United States": Comments on "Arne Duncan: School Expectations Are Too Low in the United States"From US NEWS and WORLD REPORT, Jan 14, 2014My comments posted on:http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/01/14/arne-duncan-school expectations-are-too-low-in-the-united-statesARE TEACHERS STUPID?"... teac
Teachers For Social Justice: Bronzeville Education Summit &UIC Students of Color Forum
Teachers For Social Justice: Bronzeville Education Summit &UIC Students of Color Forum: Bronzeville Education Summit &UIC Students of Color ForumJANUARY 15, 2014 LEAVE A COMMENTBronzeville Education Summit: Monday, Jan 20, 11-3Mollison School, 4415 S. King Dr.UIC Students of Color Forum: Jan 30, 5-7PMUIC College of Ed, 1040 W. Harrison, Rm 3233Two important events! See flyers below!! 
NYC Educator: The Fine Art of Whiteboard Maintenance
NYC Educator: The Fine Art of Whiteboard Maintenance: The Fine Art of Whiteboard MaintenanceIf you are fortunate enough to have a whiteboard instead of a blackboard, and by that I do not mean a Smartboard, you have the blessing of a chalkless classroom. Now some people like chalk, and I don't begrudge them, but it doesn't work well for me. For some reason, my awful handwriting is more legible when
Another charter school applicant: Coral Academy of Science… and the Gulen Movement | Seattle Education
Another charter school applicant: Coral Academy of Science… and the Gulen Movement | Seattle Education: Another charter school applicant: Coral Academy of Science… and the Gulen MovementThis evening starting at 5:30 PM in Renton at the Puget Sound Educational Service District located at 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057, there will a hearing of charter school applications for Coral Academy of

Chicago to expand charters as other cities expose their corruption - Substance News
Chicago to expand charters as other cities expose their corruption - Substance News: 'That’s 17 charter schools in Columbus closed in one year, which records show is unprecedented...' While Chicago plans further expansion of charter schools, Columbus has just closed 17 of them, mostly because of incompetence and corruptionGeorge N. Schmidt - January 15, 2014One week from today (January 15, 2014),


Milwaukee voucher school disappears after getting $2 million in taxpayer money | The Raw Story
Milwaukee voucher school disappears after getting $2 million in taxpayer money | The Raw Story: Milwaukee voucher school disappears after getting $2 million in taxpayer moneyBy David EdwardsWednesday, January 15, 2014 12:20 ESTA voucher-funded Milwaukee school that had gotten more than $2 million in taxpayer money disappeared “in the dead of the night” last month, its former landlord said this wee
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, January 15, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Fensterwald: State Board poised to elevate parents’ role in setting district prioritiesFensterwald: Hundreds expected to speak their 1-minute piece to State BoardEducation HeadlinesWednesday, January 15, 2014FCMAT provides links to California K-12 news stories as a service to the industry. However, some stories may not be accessible because o
The Beginning Of An End To Sanction-Driven Education? | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
The Beginning Of An End To Sanction-Driven Education? | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: The Beginning Of An End To Sanction-Driven Education?Posted on: Wednesday January 15th, 2014Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity NetworkLast week, the Obama administration took an important step for the well-being of the nation’s youth – especially those who a
Morning Wink 1-15-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-15-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Marc Epstein: The Disaster of Bloomberg’s Control of the SchoolsMarc Epstein, a teacher for many years at Jamaica High School (targeted for closure) here describes the Bloomberg years in anew Yo
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-15-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Marc Epstein: The Disaster of Bloomberg’s Control of the SchoolsMarc Epstein, a teacher for many years at Jamaica High School (targeted for closure) here describes the Bloomberg years in anew York City public schools and how difficult it will be to unravel the changes he imposed: Bloomberg’s School Disaster When Mayor-elect de Blas
1-15-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: Michele Rhee’s StudentsFirst “education reform” group gives Louisiana a B-, Connecticut a D+Michele Rhee and her corporate education reform industry advocacy group are back with their annual “report card.” Over the last three years Rhee and StudentsFirst (called GNEPSA here in Connecticut) have been one of Governor Malloy’s strongest supporters, helping to fund the most expensive lobby
1-15-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: A creepy letter school sent to parentsThis is an actual letter sent to parents from a school in Georgia. The parent who provided it asked to remain anonymous, along with the school — but administrators know who they are.   Real GA school letter threatens to hold back kids if parents don’t teach test taking strategies at home. #UniteBlue pic.twitter.com/kAo5xGkUl2 — […]    10 by V

1-15-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “Parents Can Teach Educators ‘Lessons About Learning and Life’”Parents Can Teach Educators ‘Lessons About Learning and Life’ is part three in my Ed Week series on parent engagement. Today’s post features contributions from Catherine Compton-Lilly, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, Dr. Judith Brough and Maurice J. Elias.by Larry Ferlazz


SKrashen: Extensive Reading in English as Foreign Language by Adolescents and Young Adults: A Meta-Analysis
SKrashen: Extensive Reading in English as Foreign Language by Adolescents and Young Adults: A Meta-Analysis: Extensive Reading in English as Foreign Language by Adolescents and Young Adults: A Meta-AnalysisStephen Krashen (2007)International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching 3(2): 23–29. (2007) Also in: Free Voluntary Reading, S. Krashen, 2011. Libraries UnlimitedA review of studies of extensiv


Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 1-14-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMOhio charters leading in the race to the bottom with a little help from their friendsAs I posted here three years ago, to get a charter in Ohio, all you need it seems, is lots of money for local Republican campaigns and a white hat.When it comes to crappy, low-performing, and mismanaged charter schools, Ohio certainly leads the race to t


Pro-Public Education? Pro-Teacher? Anti-High Stakes Testing? Huh? | Reclaim Reform
Pro-Public Education? Pro-Teacher? Anti-High Stakes Testing? Huh? | Reclaim Reform: Pro-Public Education? Pro-Teacher? Anti-High Stakes Testing? Huh?Posted on January 14, 2014by Ken PrevitiHow can quality public education for all be a solid part of our children’s lives? How can qualified career teachers find support and respect? How can insanely expensive and corporately profitable charters and hi


Nite Cap 1-14-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPK-12 News Network | A Closer Look at Common Core’s ‘Close Reading’ Strategy Reveals Deep FlawsK-12 News Network | A Closer Look at Common Core’s ‘Close Reading’ Strategy Reveals Deep Flaws: A Closer Look at Common Core’s ‘Close Reading’ Strategy
K-12 News Network | A Closer Look at Common Core’s ‘Close Reading’ Strategy Reveals Deep Flaws
K-12 News Network | A Closer Look at Common Core’s ‘Close Reading’ Strategy Reveals Deep Flaws: A Closer Look at Common Core’s ‘Close Reading’ Strategy Reveals Deep Flawsadmin January 14, 2014 Common Core, Educators, Los Angeles, School Boards, State Education Law 0Special to K-12 News Network, from Coleen Bondy. She is in her eighth year teaching English and journalism at an LAUSD Title One high
Some 'choice'. - Integrity in Education
Some 'choice'. - Integrity in Education: Some ‘choice’.Our Executive Director, Sabrina Stevens, weighed in after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s State of the State Address this afternoon:“As a graduate of the New Jersey public school system, I’m grateful to the teachers and community who supported me and my classmates. It pains me to watch Governor Christie destroy the state’s public schools.
Florida Department of Education Suggests Changes in Common Core | Truth in American Education
Florida Department of Education Suggests Changes in Common Core | Truth in American Education: Florida Department of Education Suggests Changes in Common CoreFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on January 14, 2014• 0 Comments141The Florida Department of Education yesterday released a list of proposed changes to the Common Core Math and ELA standards.

Join us at Central High School to Make sure Corbett gets NO Credit! | WeArePCAPS
Join us at Central High School to Make sure Corbett gets NO Credit! | WeArePCAPS: Join us at Central High School to Make sure Corbett gets NO Credit!Posted on January 14, 2014by wearepcapsPhiladelphia public schools achieve DESPITE the governor!  We did it ourselves, no thanks to Gov. Tom Corbett! Gov. Tom Corbett’s draconian cuts to public education have robbed our children of vital programs and


Milwaukee needs a bolder vision | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
Milwaukee needs a bolder vision | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Milwaukee needs a bolder visionFiled under: Milwaukee govt/politics — millerlf @ 2:35 pm By Larry Miller Jan. 13, 2014 Milwaukee Journal SentinelOn New Year’s Day, I witnessed a ray of hope, shining from the boroughs of New York City. Bill de Blasio gave an inaugural speech following his landslide victory in the mayoral


1-14-14 THE WHOLE CHILD BLOG - ED Pulse Poll Results: Which Education Topic Will Be Most Worthy of Discussion in 2014
ED Pulse Poll Results: Which Education Topic Will Be Most Worthy of Discussion in 2014? — Whole Child Education: ED Pulse Poll Results: Which Education Topic Will Be Most Worthy of Discussion in 2014?ASCD continually seeks to provide solutions to the challenges that face educators of all levels. Recently, the ASCD SmartBrief ED Pulse poll asked readers which topics in education will be most worthy

1-14-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Smagorinsky on Authentic Teacher EvaluationSmagorinsky on Authentic Teacher Evaluation. via Smagorinsky on Authentic Teacher Evaluation.1 by plthomasedd / 22min  1-13-14 @ The Chalk Face@ THE CHALK FACE: Learning to teach reading from Whitey McWhiterson and her twin sisterI don’t mean to bring race or whatever into this. Good teaching is good teaching, right? But the reader might
1-14-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Smagorinsky on Authentic Teacher EvaluationAt mid-nineteenth century, public schools were under attack by the Catholic church; Bishop John Hughes “described the public schools as a ‘dragon…devouring the hope of the country as well as religion’” (Jacoby, pp. 257-258). Thr
Release: Integrity in Education Calls on Department of Education to Disclose Associations with Profit-Driven Groups - Integrity in Education
Release: Integrity in Education Calls on Department of Education to Disclose Associations with Profit-Driven Groups - Integrity in Education:  New Organization Calls on Department of Education to Disclose Associations with Profit-Driven Groups Integrity in Education Launches to Shift Education Debate in America and Oppose Corporate Front Groups Led by Rhee, Bush and OthersWASHINGTON, DC – Integri

1-14-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Another Reason the Seahawks are GreatIt's not just Russell Wilson and his quiet leadership (and off-the-field history of helping others). It's not just Marshawn Lynch who doesn't just power past the opposition's defense; he shoves them out of the way despite their size (and his).It's this guy - Derrick Coleman - who is the first deaf player in the NFL. Picked on an
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Tuesday, January 14, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Mothers deny role in Adelanto school vandalism in parent trigger caseEducation HeadlinesTuesday, January 14, 2014FCMAT provides links to California K-12 news stories as a service to the industry. However, some stories may not be accessible because of newspapers' subscription policies.Stockton USD audit cost could be on the riseStockton Unifie
It's About Time: Integrity in Education integrityineducation.org
Integrity in Education: HomeIntegrity in Education is a project whose mission is to restore integrity to the conversation about public education. We believe that providing equal opportunity to all children is a moral imperative, not just an economic necessity. Supporting high-quality public schools that are open to all, regardless of background or identity, is an essential part of ensuring liberty
Bunkum Awards | National Education Policy Center
Bunkum Awards | National Education Policy Center: Bunkum AwardsThe Bunkum Awards highlight nonsensical, confusing, and disingenuous education reports produced by think tanks. They are given each year by the Think Twice Think Tank review project to think tank reports judged to have most egregiously undermined informed discussion and sound policy making.Bunkum BackgroundAccording to the MacMillan En

1-14-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: And now, the Bunkum Awards (you wouldn’t want to win)We just watched the Golden Globe Awards, and now we have the Bunkum Awards. The Bunkum Awards? Presented by the National Education Policy Center, which brings together interdisciplinary scholars at the University of Colorado, Boulder, these awards are given for what the presenters say is “shoddy” educational research, “work bas
1-14-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: We Can't Protect Our Misleaders, Incompetent As They Are, And Expect to Prevail--Or SurviveIn putting the welfare of her friend, Randi Weingarten, ahead of everything else, Diane Ravitch has triggered a firestorm of criticism against her friend by many teachers who have, in the past, set on the sideline watching, as Randi and her posse of lawyers have handed over mile after mile of
Live Streaming: Attend #ASCD14 from Anywhere | ASCD Inservice
Live Streaming: Attend #ASCD14 from Anywhere | ASCD Inservice: Live Streaming: Attend #ASCD14 from AnywhereWritten By: Tina Byland, ASCD Communications|January 13, 2014|Posted In:Annual ConferenceTags: #ASCD14 Professional DevelopmentAre you interested in attending ASCD’s 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, but you’re unable to travel to Los Angeles March 15–17? We have great news for you! Tw
Budget Agreement Protects Title I, IDEA, Head Start, and Impact Aid for Indian Reservation Schools | janresseger
Budget Agreement Protects Title I, IDEA, Head Start, and Impact Aid for Indian Reservation Schools | janresseger: Budget Agreement Protects Title I, IDEA, Head Start, and Impact Aid for Indian Reservation SchoolsPosted on January 14, 2014 by janressegerBudget agreements may seem far away and deep in the policy weeds, but they cut through the rhetoric and posturing to point the direction where thin
Morning Wink 1-14-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-14-14 Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all
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